Angola’s MPLA wins election

By Staff reporter 8 September 2017

Angola’s ruling MPLA party has been declared the winner in the country’s August election.

The news means João Lourenço will be Angola’s new president, ending José Eduardo dos Santos’s 38 years in power.

The MPLA won by 61% of the vote, according to Reuters, and has a sufficient number of legislators to pass new laws.

Several pieces of oil and gas legislation will need to be reviewed over the next year – including Angola’s Gas Master Plan and possibly a revision of its oil tax laws.


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